Gratwick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gratwick family

The surname Gratwick was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Important Dates for the Gratwick family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gratwick research. Another 162 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1076, 1084, 1135, 1171, 1194, 1406, 1562, 1455, 1487 and 1604 are included under the topic Early Gratwick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gratwick Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gratwick, Grotwick, Gatwick, Gotwick, Gratwich, Grotwich, Gotwich, Greatwick, Greatwich, Grattick, Grottick and many more.

Early Notables of the Gratwick family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Gratwick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gratwick migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Gratwick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • W. Gratwick, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gratwick (post 1700)

  • Percival Eric "Percy" Gratwick (1902-1942), Australian posthumous recipient of the Victoria Cross

Historic Events for the Gratwick family

Empress of Ireland
  • Mr. Thomas William Gratwick, British Seaman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking [2]

Citations

  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  2. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
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